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Shanklin (Hope Beach) break guide

Shanklin (Hope Beach) Surf Guide

Shanklin (Hope Beach) in Isle of Wight is a quite exposed beach break that has unreliable waves. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Ideal winds are from the west. Windswells are much more typical than groudswells and the ideal wave direction is from the southwest. Waves at the beach break both left and right. Best around high tide. Be wary of rips - they make surfing here dangerous.

Shanklin (Hope Beach) Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
13.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Shanklin (Hope Beach):

The best conditions reported for surf at Shanklin (Hope Beach) occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the West.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Shanklin (Hope Beach) (for consistent clean waves)?

decemberBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Shanklin (Hope Beach) with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of December. Clean surfable waves are typically found 34% of the time in December while 9% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 57% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Shanklin (Hope Beach) Location Map

Interactive Shanklin (Hope Beach) surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The closest passenger airport to Shanklin (Hope Beach) is Southampton Airport (SOU) in England, 38 km (24 miles) away (directly). The second nearest airport to Shanklin (Hope Beach) is Bournemouth Airport (BOH), also in England, 50 km (31 miles) away.

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Shanklin (Hope Beach) Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Friday, 20 May 2022, 18:14 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 10 - 6 6
Wind (km/h)
Wind State cross-
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Swell History at Shanklin (Hope Beach)

Surf stats for Shanklin (Hope Beach), see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Shanklin (Hope Beach)

Wind stats for Shanklin (Hope Beach), see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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